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Strengthening school district plans for recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students (McCoy, Wellman, Van De Wege)

Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop and make available an online one-hour training module for school staff on recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students. States that the online suicide prevention training module for school staff does not replace the training requirement for school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses to complete an approved three-hour suicide prevention training. Authorizes school staff to complete the three-hour suicide prevention training in lieu of the one-hour online suicide prevention training. Requires each educational service district to identify a regional mental health coordinator.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY 1ST SUBSTITUTE (Ways & Means)
(1) Removes the requirement that educational service districts will identify regional mental coordinators.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6141&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)